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GOP Support for Israel Increases

Less Than Majority of Democrats Support Israel Washington, DC (February 23, 2015) - A new Gallup poll asked Americans who they sympathize with more, Israelis or Palestinians. The results of this poll continue to show a growing 'Israel gap' between Republicans and Democrats. The poll shows that GOP support...

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Stand with Bibi: Sign Our Petition!

The RJC supports Speaker Boehner's invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress on March 3. Show that you stand with Speaker Boehner and PM Netanyahu by signing our petition today!

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RJC Calls on Obama Administration to Amend AUMF

Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2015) - Today the Republican Jewish Coalition joined Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) in calling on the Obama administration to amend the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that was sent to Congress. The AUMF shockingly omits naming Jews as an ethnic group specifically threatened by ISIS....

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Obama Administration Denial: White House and State Department Deny Anti-Semitic Nature of Paris Attacks

Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2015) - Over the past two days the Obama administration has shockingly denied the anti-Semitic nature of the attack on a kosher grocery in Paris last month.

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Matt Brooks on Seth Leibsohn Show, 2/5/2015

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was interviewed by Seth Leibsohn on February 5, 2015. The topics discussed included the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the growing shift among voters away from the Democratic Party and the President's policies, the clash of civilizations that we see...

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Politico: Benjamin Netanyahu’s side strikes back

Friday, February 6, 2015By Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jake Sherman (Excerpt) Now comes the backlash to the Bibi backlash. Republican and conservative Jewish organizations are threatening shaming campaigns against Democrats who skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to a joint meeting of Congress next month. Even talking about not...

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Matt Brooks on Voice of Israel 1/26/2015

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was interviewed by Gil Hoffman on Voice of Israel radio, January 26, 2015.

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Inaugural RJC Meeting Held in Sarasota, Florida

A report on the successful first meeting of the RJC in Sarasota, Florida, written by a participant, Jane Lewit.  

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RJC Responds to Rep. Yarmuth

Democrats Must Condemn Outrageous Remarks Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2015) – Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation's only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, responded to comments by Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY).

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RJC Congratulates Board Member Linda Lingle on Being Appointed COO of the State of Illinois

Washington, DC (January 23, 2015) – Today, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation’s only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, congratulated RJC Board of Directors member Governor Linda Lingle on being named Chief Operating Officer of the state of Illinois.

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RJC Welcomes Release of Alan Gross; Calls Normalizing Relations with Cuba “Unwise”

Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2014) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) is happy to know that Alan Gross has been released and is back on American soil after five years of imprisonment in Cuba. On the first day of Hanukkah, Alan Gross was granted light, freedom, and the long-awaited reunion...

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RJC Statement Regarding Pres. Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Washington, D.C. (November 20, 2014) – The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to President Obama’s announcement of his administrative order making substantive changes in U.S. immigration policy. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said: “RJC members hold a variety of views on whether and how immigration policy should be changed. Nevertheless,...

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RJC Opens Office in Chicago, Hires First-Ever Midwest Regional Director

Washington, D.C. (November 10, 2014) — The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), the nation’s only grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans, announced the opening of a Midwest regional office in Chicago and the hiring of Jeremy Wynes as Midwest Regional Director.

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Congratulations to the Jewish Republican Winners of 2014!

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) offers our warmest congratulations to the Jewish Republicans who won their races yesterday in the important election of 2014.We are especially delighted that Lee Zeldin won his congressional race in New York’s first district, making him the Jewish Republican...

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2014 RJC Strategy of Blocking J Street’s Influence Was Highly Effective

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) today released the following statement:A key component of the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2014 strategy was to block and blunt the unprecedented mobilization of resources by J Street to impact swing House and Senate races.In those swing elections where both...

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RJC: Exit Polls Show Jewish Support for GOP Continues To Grow Nationally

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) -- Exit polls from last night show that Republicans are getting increasing support among Jewish voters, while the Jewish community’s support for Democrats continues to erode.The exit polls show that 33% of Jewish voters gave their support to Republicans, with 65% going to Democrats....

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RJC Congratulates GOP on Senate and House Wins: RJC Played an Important Role in Victory

Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2014) -- The RJC applauds the Republicans who won today, taking back the majority in the U.S. Senate and expanding the GOP's majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. The results today demonstrate clearly that the American people rejected Pres. Obama's failed policies and chose a...

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RJC Warns of Dangerous Escalation in Obama Administration Hostility Toward Israel

Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded to a spate of troubling expressions of hostility toward Israel coming from the Obama administration in recent days. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:"Last week, the Obama administration went out of its way to 'humiliate' a top...

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RJC: Biden Should Know Better - “Shylock” Remark Offends Jewish Community

Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2014) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) responded today to Vice President Joseph Biden’s use of the term “Shylocks” to describe unscrupulous bankers who take advantage of U.S. military members deployed overseas.RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said:"Some...

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Obama’s “Executive Action” Offensive Continues

Thursday, August 28, 2014 By: RJC Communications Director Shari Hillman“I’ve got a pen and a phone.”President Obama spoke these words at the start of his first Cabinet meeting in January 2014 and promised to take executive action wherever possible to “move the...